[ in-fuh n-tl-ahyz, -tahy-lahyz, in-fan-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˈɪn fən tlˌaɪz, -taɪˌlaɪz, ɪnˈfæn tlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), in·fan·til·ized, in·fan·til·iz·ing.
to keep in or reduce to an infantile state.
to treat or regard as infantile or immature.
Also especially British, in·fan·til·ise.
Related formsin·fan·til·i·za·tion, noun
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But somehow, over the years, sororities have come to infantilize the women they once sought to empower.
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